Do the Celtics Have a Chance Against Milwaukee?

The Celtics kick off their second-round match-up by going on the road to take on the Milwaukee Bucks. However, the Celtics are the clear underdogs and the betting odds have them at a plus 7.5 for game one.

That seems a little too high though. The Celtics arguably have more talent than the Bucks. They might have the best player in the series, but if the Celtics find a way to manage Giannis Antetokounmpo, then they have clear shot of winning this series.

Gordon Hayward, to me, is starting to show signs of confidence in his game and he comes off the bench. Marcus Smart is showing a lot of progress from his torn oblique and hopefully he can come back by the end of the series to help this team potentially end it in a positive way.

It is not like Milwaukee has proven anything over the years. The Celtics went to the Eastern Conference Finals last year without Hayward and Irving. Milwaukee is good and is considered one of the best teams in the NBA. However, remember last year when Toronto was the number one seed and they were taking on the weak Cleveland Cavaliers? Well, that series ended up as a sweep for Cleveland, and it showed that it doesn’t matter about record; it’s about who shows up.

I am not saying Milwaukee is going to come out completely flat and get swept. This series is going six games and I believe the Celtics will win in the end. The Celtics will need to steal one game in Milwaukee which I believe they can do it. I am confident in this Celtic’s team because its playoff time and this Celtic team has shown it can flip the switch. This is going to be a tough test, but the rest of the way isn’t going to be easy anyway. Now it’s time for this team to show out, to prove everyone wrong, and to advance one step closer to the NBA Finals.

Zachary Connell (@ZackConnell2)

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